Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect travel delays up to 30-minutes
The ongoing construction project to improve Pinto Basin Road will impact travel between the northern portion of the park and the Cottonwood/I-10 area. Please plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in August 2014. More »
Deteriorating conditions of Black Rock Canyon Road
The road leading to Black Rock campground has deep potholes, is deeply rutted, and can be difficult to negotiate, especially in large vehicles. Please drive with caution.
Access to some Cottonwood trails remains closed
Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »
Crossroads Conference Will Feature Challenges to the Park
Joshua Tree National Park will wind down its year-long, 75th Anniversary celebration with a two-day public event starting on December 2, 2011. The Crossroads Conference, featuring presentations by notable subject-matter experts on Joshua Tree National Park, will be held in the auditorium at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center and run from 12:30 to 4 pm. The following day, December 3, conference participants will take a guided tour of the park, Coachella Valley's 794,000-acre neighbor to the north. Buses will pick up participants at 9 am at the conference site, as well as at Desert Springs High School, and return to those locations at 2 pm.
Crossroads Conference presentations and field trips are free of charge. For more information call Joshua Tree's 75th Anniversary Coordinator George Land at 760 367-5507 or email, email@example.com.
Did You Know?
Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...